Waiheke Island is one of my favourite New Zealand wine destinations and I’m pleased to introduce you today to a winemaker who works at one of the top vineyards on the island: Meet Chloe Somerset, Winemaker at Cable Bay.
In a male dominated arena such as the wine industry, it’s easy to overlook successful #womeinwine – so today, we’d like to share 4 success stories of female wine-preneurs from different parts of the country.
It takes a lot of different skills and personalities to keep the complex wine industry ticking over. While winemakers often get recognised for their work, other departments such as the sales team are working in the “background” ensuring that cases are moved, customers pleased and targets met.
Here at Sip NZ Wine, we’re big on learning about wine in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, without the wine snobbery and technical jargon that often comes with it.
You’d think that if you’re a Master of Wine (MW), successful wine writer & educator, vice president of the Circle of Wine Writers and Director of Wine Searcher, you’d definitely be at the wine snob end of the spectrum but Bob Campbell is not only one of the most respected wine personalities in this country, he’s also the perfect example that learning about wine can be fun and entertaining.
Pegasus Bay is an entirely family owned and operated enterprise by the Donaldson family in the beautiful Waipara Valley.
We caught up with the youngest son Paul, who has a zoology degree and PhD in Seahorse Ecology, which gives him the perfect skill set for the winery’s General Manager seat!
I love receiving feedback from our readers and when a particularly kind email from Kirsten turned up in my inbox recently I couldn’t believe that our paths haven’t crossed earlier. Read More